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Friday, 18 September 2020 11:54

September, 2020 witnessed two abominable acts against Islam and Muslims. The first one at the beginning of the month was an incitement of the over one billion Muslims in the world, when the French magazine Charlie Hebdo reprint its blasphemous cartoons against Prophet Muhammad (S). The second one was a local affair, when it came to light that a movie is in the making in Enugu titled Fatal Arrogance, portraying the Islamic Movement in particular and Islam in general as a terror ideology and its adherents as terrorists.

These two seemingly unconnected events are in fact intertwined and should be condemnable by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, because whosoever denigrates Islam and its Prophet will surely castigate any other religion and its originator. Hence we come out today to express our displeasure to both the two blasphemous events. We do not condone them, and we will not fold our arms to see them unfolded again to our chagrin.

Let’s dwell on the first one the blasphemy against our noble Prophet in France, which was supported by the French president Emmanuel Macron in the name of defense for freedom of speech. We don’t believe blasphemous statements to be part of freedom of speech. Even in France blasphemy against its leaders and holocaust is staunchly offensive, so why blasphemy against our Prophet should be condoned? What happened in France is just an insult to Muslim sensibilities. They should be warned! We call on all Muslims to rally round and unite in condemnation of France and its supporters in crime. It is wrong for any Muslim to feel indifferent to what happened simply because it is not in his country. Let’s not forget, the world as it is today is a global village. Hence if we keep silent on this, it will keep on happening in other countries, and we might be inviting the wrath of Allah upon us Muslims in particular and the world in general.

However concerning the mischievous film Fatal Arrogance starring prominent actors like Pete Edochie and Yakubu Muhammad, demonizing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, we want to draw the attention of our fellow Muslims to realize that even though the film took aim at what they famously refer to ‘Shiites’, but in reality it is a dig at Islam in general. The clips of the film available on the internet showed the actors, majority of whom are not Muslims mocking Islamic symbols like Islamic cleric, hijab, turban, Islamic gown and Islamic morals. These symbols are not peculiar to ‘Shiites’ alone, but of Islamic heritage, hence they stand to be condemned by all irrespective of his Islamic affiliation. We urge all Muslims to condemn this brazen attempt to portray Islam and Muslims as terrorists. If today it is done in condemning ‘Shiites’ who knows who might be their next target.

There is no doubt as to who is bankrolling this fraudulent film, judging from the fact that a book bearing the same title as the film was launched by a well-known military contractor, Kuanum Terrence, wherein the victims of Zaria genocide by the Army were foolishly and crudely depicted as the aggressors. History will never be kind on any film producer for this monstrous evil of spreading fabricated and fraudulent propaganda to justify genocide and multiple massacres of innocent and defenseless civilians.

Lastly we came out today to once again reiterate our demand that our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and other detainees since 2015 Zaria massacre be released unconditionally. By now it is crystal clear to all and sundry that the Sheikh has been persecuted despite a court order releasing him and his wife. A court allowed him a medical leave, but the journey was frustrated by the Authorities forcing him to return home without any medication. And now he and his wife have been detained in prison where his health is deteriorating by the day. This injustice is grossly too much. It should stop with immediacy.

SIGNED BY:
SHEIKH ABDULHAMID BELLO ZARIA
18/09/2020

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

 protest on frid 18 sept 2020 condemning blasphemy against the prophet condemned in nigeria and france

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